The Chevrolet Corvette, known also as the Vette, is a front engine,
rear drive, two-door, two-passenger sports car manufactured and
marketed by Chevrolet across more than sixty years of production
and seven design generations. As Chevrolet's halo vehicle, the
Corvette is widely noted for its performance and distinctive
plastic - either fiberglass or composite - bodywork.
In 1953, when GM executives were looking to a name the new
Chevrolet sports car, assistant director for the Public Relations
department Myron Scott suggested Corvette after the small
maneuverable warship - and the name was approved. The first model,
a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a
concept and was followed ten years later, in the 1963 second
generation, in coupe and convertible styles. Originally
manufactured in Flint, Michigan as well as St. Louis, Missouri, the
Corvette has been manufactured since 1981 in Bowling Green,
The Corvette has since become widely known as "America's Sports
Car." Automotive News said that after 'starring' in the early1960s
television show Route 66, the Corvette became synonymous with
freedom and adventure," ultimately becoming both "the most
successful concept car in history and the most popular sports car
The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II
concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and was in
production until 1982. C3 coupes featured the first use of T-top
removable roof panels.
This is a stunning 1971 Corvette in excellent condition. The car
had a frame off restoration 2 years ago. The car presents very
well, the engine is strong, runs great, and the car drives great.
There are a lot of upgrades that have been done to this car.
The engine is a professionally built 383 stroker producing 440HP.
The engine block, and the aluminum heads are by "Case". The engine
features high compression pistons, a hydraulic cam, ceramic coated
headers, MSD ignition and the carbs have been tuned to run smoothly
with this cam and intake. The combo works very well and the car is
very fast! Sounds very good as well due to the stainless steel
exhaust system. The engine also runs very cool due to the oversized
Suspension upgrades include: oversized anti-sway bars in the front
and rear. The car is running on Nitto tires 17" in the front and
18" in the back. The parking brake cable bracket has been relocated
to create an additional 3/4" of tire clearance in the rear wheel
well. She hugs the corners very well.
The 4 wheel disc brake system was upgraded with drilled/slotted
rotors, new master cylinder, as well as red powder coated disc
brake calipers, all by Wilwood. Gauges were upgraded with Dakota
digital red gauges, custom AM/FM/CD Pioneer stereo installed, added
USB port, back up camera, padded steering wheel, and Hurst shifter.
This Vette also has power steering, power brakes, and power
windows, as well as an AC that blows ice cold.
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